Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
15 November, 2012 - Spink Shreves Galleries Inc.
There were a few Canadian stamps in this sale that took place in Dallas Texas last November. We show a number of these as examples. But what really stood out, were the extraordinary prices realized for some of the superb U. S. stamps. We provide some examples of these below in the second part of this write up. Prices realized for the Canadian stamps have been converted at par as the Canadian dollar was so close to the U.S. dollar on the date of the sale.
We do not recall seeing any Canadian stamps with premiums like this, except in a few cases. Not only are some of these U.S. stamps given a “grading” as indicated above, but for some of them, there is an indication that one of them might be the only one with the highest grade or perhaps one of say the three known copies with the highest grade. This illustrates a smart marketing strategy with clearly beneficial results. One cannot complain however, so long as the samples are based on fact as appears to be the case. Otherwise the whole “premium” grading could collapse and no one wants that. How interesting a development in recent years!